Upon his emergence during the mid-'60s, Donovan was anointed "Britain's answer to Bob Dylan," a facile but largely unfounded comparison which compromised the Scottish folk-pop troubadour's own unique vision. Where the thrust of Dylan's music remains its bleak introspection and bitter realism, Donovan fully embraced the wide-eyed optimism of the flower power movement, his ethereal, ornate songs radiating a mystical beauty and childlike wonder; for better or worse, his recordings remain quintessential artifacts of the psychedelic era, capturing the peace and love idealism of their time to perfection. Donovan Leitch was born May 10, 1946 in Glasgow and raised outside of London; at 18 he recorded his first demo, and in 1965 was tapped as a regular on the television pop showcase Ready, Steady, Go! He soon issued his debut single "Catch the Wind," earning the first round of Dylan comparisons with his ramshackle folk sound and ragamuffin look; the single nevertheless reached the U.K. Top Five, with a subsequent meeting between the two singer/songwriters captured in the classic D.A. Pennebaker documentary Don't Look Back. Donovan's follow-up single, "Colours," was also a hit, and after making his American debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, he issued Fairytale, his second and last LP for the Hickory label. Signing with Epic in 1966, he released his breakthrough album, Sunshine Superman, which in its exotic arrangements and pointedly psychedelic lyrical outlook heralded a major shift from his previous work; the title track topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, with the enigmatic "Mellow Yellow" reaching the number two spot a few months later. Donovan remained a chart fixture throughout 1967, generating a series of hits including "Epistle to Dippy," "There Is a Mountain," and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven"; that year he traveled to India alongside the Beatles to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a journey which inspired him to renounce drug use and encourage his listeners to turn to meditation. The ambitious double album A Gift from a Flower to a Garden followed, and in 1968 Donovan resurfaced with The Hurdy Gurdy Man, scoring a Top Five smash with the hallucinatory title cut; the record also yielded the hit "Jennifer Juniper." Barabajagal from 1969 generated Donovan's final Top 40 hit, "Atlantis"; for the title track, he collaborated with the Jeff Beck Group, with whom he also worked on 1970s Open Road. He then retreated to Ireland, emerging from a period of seclusion by starring in and scoring the 1972 film The Pied Piper; a pair of new LPs, Cosmic Wheels and Essence to Essence, appeared the following year to disappointing reviews and little commercial interest. Following 1974's 7-Tease, he spent the next years living quietly in California's Joshua Tree desert, mounting only a small club tour to promote 1976's Slow Down; a self-titled LP appeared a year later, and in the wake of 1983's Jerry Wexler-produced Lady of the Stars, he essentially retired from writing and recording altogether. The Donovan revival began in earnest in 1991 when Happy Mondays titled a song in his honor for their groundbreaking Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches; he later toured with the group as well. Five years later, Donovan released his comeback LP, Sutras, helmed by producer du jour Rick Rubin. (The album had the misfortune to be released after Rubin's landmark Johnny Cash record, American Recordings and was virtually ignored or misunderstood by critics.) Donovan toured briefly to support Sutras and then went missing once again, playing out only sporadically. In 2004, however, he reappeared with the intimate and stylish Beat Cafe, a collection of nearly all-original songs produced by keyboardist John Chelew. Donovan also enlisted bassist Danny Thompson and drummer Jim Keltner to round out his quartet. The album featured a pair of covers, a spoken word rendition of poet Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle," and a startling rendition of the traditional tune "The Cuckoo." ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads among multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948's oldies classics. LINK: http://john1948.wikifoundry.com/page/John1948%27s+Youtube+Index
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Butthole Surfers Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands October 14, 1985 . 100 Million* (cuts in) . Cherub* . BBQ Pope* . To Parter . Tornadoes* . Graveyard* . Dum Dum* . Suicide . Moving To Florida* . The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave* . Gary Floyd* (cuts in) . Hey* (cuts out) . Pittsburg To Lebanon* . Lady Sniff* . No Rule . Psychedelic Jam . Butthole Surfer . Hurdy Gurdy Man . Come Together -x- *= 2-cam source 1 recorded by : Hein Fokker source 2 recorded by : Fred Waagshals soundboard master provided by : Maarten Ijff authored by : BONG compiled by: notsaved -x- Line-up: Gibby, Paul, King, Teresa, Kramer Here is one you've never seen before!... The SBD audio came to light about a year ago or so...posted in MP3 format online from Maarten's master. I contacted him regarding a flac copy, and he graciously obliged!... A clip of the source 1 video popped up on Youtube...that was obtained, as was a bonus of a second source video! The first source is a very sweet side stage shot of the complete show (minus some small cuts)... the second source is just highlights of the show, shot from the back of the club. All these raw files were sent to BONG for his matrixing and editing skills...and he combined them all with no less than stellar results... This project wouldn't have taken place without hothcanada's help, so big thanks to him too... The side-stage shot is much better, and complete, but the added camera angles are sweet too, and give a whole different perspective of the gig...The audio from Maarten's master SBD is killer. This is the first time this is seeing the light of day anywhere...and it's one of the best, even considering the other two videos with Kramer have SBD audio as well!... notsaved
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Original Epic Records #10345 Debut 6/22/1968 Peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart This is the original mono mix as heard when this was a huge hit on AM Top 40 radio on stations like WABC New York. For more great music like this, tune into either: Pop Gold Radio http://popgoldradio.com/ OR REWOUND Radio http://rewoundradio.com/stream_stats.php Both internet stations are owned & programed by fans of oldies music who have a passion for great music and great radio!!! Channel WABCRADIO77 is a proud supporter of the "Oldies Message Board" found at this link: http://www.oldiesboard.com If you like oldies music, then please check out the message board, for that is where many oldies fans are "hanging out" and posting lots of cool stuff about the music you love!
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Rory The Hurdy Gurdy Man performing at Carpe Diem as Part of Leeds Underground Festival 2012 on Sunday 19th August 2012 More info see http://undergroundfest.co.uk
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Franz Schubert Die Winterreise: "Der Leiermann" Nataša Mirković De Ro (soprano) Matthias Loibner (hurdy-gurdy) I do not own the copyright. Please support the artists who make such wonderful music.
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Dumb & Dumber Soundtrack - Butthole Surfers - Hurdy Gurdy Man
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I made my own little piano version of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man." It's one that I can play even with a right hand that's healing from an injury. I think it turned out pretty well. Just so you guys know, I obviously did not use my right middle finger (the bandaged one) to play this at all, and I didn't touch any of the keys with it. I practiced this numerous times before I played it so that I wouldn't end up banging it on any of the keys, so me playing something like this with some of the fingers on my right hand is perfectly fine as long as I don't push myself too far. Enjoy!
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Dumb & Dumber Soundtrack - Butthole Surfers - Hurdy Gurdy Man
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Full song is available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hurdy-gurdy-man-single/id516619190 Music and lyrics by Donovan Leitch. Produced by Bo Astrup & Steve Reid. Musical Direction by Bo Astrup. Recorded and Mixed at Sonic Jungle, North Hollywood CA - Engineered and mixed by Steve Reid, assisted by Bo Astrup Additional recording at Foothill Recorders, Altadena, CA - Engineered by Bo Astrup Emulator II samples recorded at Christian Alvad Studio, Aarhus, Denmark, Engineered by Bo Astrup. Vocal and acoustic guitar: Raspin Electric and acoustic guitars: Aaron Wolfson Bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar and backing vocals:Bo Astrup Drums: John Ferraro Backing vocals: Joy Graysen. Mastered by Lloyd Trammell and John Gould at Max Sound Corporation, Inc. in Santa Monica, CA using the MAXD process. Covert art by: Earl Grey - Cover photo by: Donna Barnes Roberts. Legend has it that the third verse is the long lost verse by George Harrison. This recording includes samples used on Lars H.U.G.'s Desertøren on the CD "Kysser Himlen Farvel" and samples designed for "International Klein Blue" by Kliché as played by Lars H.U.G. and the Yuppies
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A diverse collection of 60's and 70's Classic Progressive, and Art Rock music, recreated with today's technology and yesterday's visionary spirit. Performances by Cannata and friends. Cover of " Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan (Drums, bass, guitar, mellotron,electric sitar, vocals: Cannata..... Guitar solos: Robert Giannotti ( Licensing, Harry Fox)
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Randall Thompson on a 1968 Gibson SG Standard, Original 1993 Three Knob "Prescription Electronics Yardbox Fuzz Tone" (Sola Sound Tonebender clone/copy), 67 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Billy Goodman on Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar. We both bought these two guitars in 1968. blues full album Church Bell Blues, Kind Hearted Woman, Jitterbug Swing, Pallet On The Floor, When You Got A Good Friend, Easy Rider Blues, Hesitation Blues, Going Home, Stones In My Passkey, Keep Your Lamp Timmed And Burning, Hellhound On My Trail, Weststadt Bells The House that Jack Built http://www.fuzzbox.com/yardbox http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/3knob.php Railroad Earth boss rat keeley full Sola Sound Tonebender box .com Led Zeppelin jimmy page Jumbo Supa the Vox Prescription Electronics are you Experience octave Alan Parker 19 67 fender deluxe reverb 68 gibson sg standard 45 acoustic Losers Steve Hillage eric clapton Rishikesh Jimi Hendrix Psychedelic folk acid rock how to play Butthole Surfers Sunshine Superman Mellow Yellow brooke shive and the 45's billy goodman randall thompson Yardbirds jeff beck over drive distortion lesson tube screamer mod woman Paul McCartney steve kimock band trail Louie Louie kingsman Stella Blue white rabbit 5B4 Funk Grace Potter and Joe Satriani pride and joy Danny Degennaro PHILIPS LEITCH Blues Amp Electric Guitar Strat "Live Music" Stevie Beatles Pedal Ray Bass Custom Vaughan Jam Esp Telecaster Guitars the rolling stones satisfaction king of India drone Indian engish invasion dave clark five monkeys head stereo walk streets alone Hooters sound of Philadelphia Otis redding soul allman brothers Jamie grateful dead kingfish Progressive rock musician Steve Hillage L Alternative rock 1991 album piouhgd. Eartha Kitt 1972 as a B-side to "Catch the Wind" Wild Colonials on their "Life As We Know It EP 1/4" (2007). Sleaze rock L.A. Guns Rips the Covers Off The Losers, Howard Stern's band Neil Pye hippie British comedy series The Young Ones 1984 Neil's Heavy Concept Album. Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show (2008) Viva Voce vinyl edition 2009 album, Rose City Raspin - single released April 2012 in honor of Donovan's induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. Paul McCartney
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